She’s the popstar that finished second behind eventual Eurovision winner Alexander Rybak at Melodi Grand Prix 2009.

Now, over a decade later, Tone Damli is competing in Norway’s national selection once more. The “Butterflies” hitmaker will perform “Hurts Sometimes” in the MGP 2020 final, bypassing the semis.

We met Tone at the first artist reveal for Melodi Grand Prix 2020 on 7 January.

Tone Damli at Melodi Grand Prix 2020

Since her last MGP participation, Tone Damli’s life has had many musical as well as personal highlights. Throughout the years, she sang with Eurovision 2011 bronze medalist Eric Saade, became a mum and was one of the judges of Norwegian Idol.

In 2013, Tone teamed up with Erik Segerstedt on the song “Hello Goodbye”, which participated in the Swedish Eurovision preselection Melodifestivalen. The duo reached the Andra Chansen round.

Tone Damli on her MGP 2020 comeback

The Norwegians, however, had to wait over a decade to see the songstress return. Tone tells us:

“First of all, it’s so fantastic that people want me to be back. I don’t know. I hadn’t been the right time and I haven’t had the right song I guess… But now,11 years later, I feel super ready.”

Tone Damli on “Hurts Sometimes”

While her last MGP effort “Butterflies” was a sweet upbeat pop song, “Hurts Sometimes” will be different. Tone says:

“The song is mid-tempo, but it’s a quite big song and it’s about love. The hard love.”

That sounds promising! Tone Damli will give “Hurts Sometimes” its live debut during the fifth semi-final of Melodi Grand Prix 2020. But as she’s one of the five automatic qualifers, it should be a relatively stress free occasion.

Are you excited for Tone Damli’s Melodi Grand Prix comeback? Are you looking forward to hear “Hurts Sometimes”? Let us know in the comments below.

Read all our Norway Eurovision 2020 news here.

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ESCFanGA
ESCFanGA
10 months ago

Glad to see her back at Melodi Grand Prix! Hopefully her song will be great!

Fionn
Fionn
10 months ago

Off topic, has anyone any news about Ireland’s artist announcement? I’m so excited

AMonsterLikeMe
AMonsterLikeMe
10 months ago

I’d go straight for her tbh

El3a
El3a
10 months ago

hope Norway will do good again

Zheng
Zheng
10 months ago

I can’t wait! I hope she wins

Rasmus
Rasmus
10 months ago
Reply to  Zheng

witout hearing her song you want her to win?…. okey…. I never vote like that.

jack
jack
10 months ago
Reply to  Rasmus

yes because you only like Sweden in the contest